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Gauridaha declared open defecation free zone

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BHADRAPUR—Gauridhara Municipality of Jhapa was declared an Open Defecation Free (ODF) zone on Sunday.

The municipality having 12,148 househlods was declared ODF by constructing additional 4,397 toilets during the campaign. Before the campaign, 7,751 households had access to toilets here.

Sahara Nepal-a civil society organization had facilitated the ODF campaign with support from Global Sanitation Fund Programme.

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Gauridaha is the 10th ODF-declared local government in Jhapa district.

At the Gauridaha ODF declaration programme, Deputy Chairperson of District Coordination Committee Jhapa, Meena Parajuli shared that the next move is to put in place full of sanitation campaign after the ODF campaign.

On the occasion, Gauridaha municipality Mayor Rohit Kumar Saha pledged to make his local government an example for others.

Jhapa district has 15 local governments.

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Far-West Province has high potential: Minister Bhatta

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BAITADI— Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forests and Environment of Far-West Province Maya Bhatta has said that Far-West Province has high potentials for development.

At an orientation programme for journalists in Baitadi on Saturday, Bhatta said that the Far-West Province has high chance for religious tourism.

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On the occasion, Province Minister Bhatta feted Far-West Provincial Chairman of National Association of Tourism Journalists (NATOJ) Amar Raj Bhattarai and newly-elected Chairman of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Baitadi chapter Mahesh Prasad Awasthi.

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